Cacao Ceremony with Winter Jendayi

Date: Friday November 30, 2018

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Investment: $20 advance $25 day of

*Advance Registration is appreciated


Cacao Dream & Sound Journey

Open your heart with sacred cacao and journey with the beat of the drum to a place within where stillness is found. In this place there is knowing, and we find surrender allowing ourselves to explore new dimensions, carried by the wings of music and purified by healing plants. In this space we find healing; cultivating trust in our allies as we receive insight and clarity from this realm to bring back with us into our daily lives.

Held in a ceremonial space, this offering combines shamanic journeying, sacred songs, and sound healing. The majority of our journey will be spent lying down as we are guided on a dream journey into other realms.

Cacao, commonly used in and known as chocolate, is a medicinal plant from Central and South America which is traditionally used in ceremonies and assists in opening the heart. Winter uses only medicinal-grade cacao sourced from a women’s collective in Guatemala.

Shamanic journeying uses drum beats as a tool to induce alpha and theta brain waves guiding one into a deep state of relaxation and meditation. In this state, intuition is awakened, allowing access to symbols and memories which offer clarity, soul guidance and connection with inner wisdom.

Join Kaiut Yoga Creator, Francisco Kaiut in sunny California this January. 


YOGA FOR YOUR JOINTS : Come discover and dissolve the restrictions in your joints that impact your ability to move freely and enjoy life. 


LEAP YOGA STUDIO: 1725 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630, USA 


Francisco Kaiut brings his amazing yoga skills to Leap Yoga once more.  Northern California is becoming a beacon for this restorative, beneficial and developmental program!  Experience new, dynamic and  supplementary topics of discussion along with an expanded series of lectures, classes and poses as the founder of Kaiut yoga mentors and guides you.

About Kaiut Yoga:

Kaiut yoga is all about bio-mechanical health, or said another way, ”Your freedom of movement”.  Whether due to over use, lack of use or injuries…as we age our mobility is compromised.  Kaiut has been designed to improve a student’s joint health and mobility as they work through chronic pain, injuries, general aches and/or stiffness.  Kaiut is superb for all, including the inflexible, hyper flexible and the aging.

For more information about Kaiut yoga visit:


The workshop schedule:

NOTE: All previous workshops with Francisco have sold out with limited class sizes.  Please sign up early to secure your space!

Thursday January 10th: 7:15pm-8:45pm  – Class & lecture/discussion $59

Friday January 11th am: 10:30am-11:30am – Class only $35

Friday January 11th pm: 6:30pm-8:30 pm – Class & lecture/discussion $79

Saturday January 12th am: 10:00am-12:00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $79

Saturday January 12th pm:  2:00pm-4:00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $79

Sunday January 13th: 10:00am –12:00pm – Class & lecture/discussion $79

SAVE $85 when signing up for the Full Weekend workshop – $325.00

Practice for a Purpose with Robert and Donna

November 24th, 2018 6-8:30pm

Please join Robert and Donna for an evening of Yin Yoga by Candlelight and Live Music. This donation based special event is in support of CASA, a child advocacy group that recruits, trains and supports volunteers who guide, support, and work to protect at-risk children in El Dorado County as they navigate foster care and the courts.

Gather. Let Go. Connect with Community AND support a beautiful and necessary cause. 

Ready to Heal.  Ready to Deal.  Ready to Feel.

“Why should I share what’s going on in my life?”   “Why would I put my heavy burdens on another?” “What is the point of opening up?”   “What is talking to anyone going to change,…get me, …what good will that do?” “I don’t want to be a victim, that doesn’t help anyone.”  “People have enough to deal with.”

These are the thoughts of many who keep their personal world close to their chest.  I’m not talking about the people who make these types of comments and follow them up with endless complaints, blame and repetitive grievances.

The people who ask these questions from a place of sincerity are often the most compassionate, giving and charitable people I know yet they resist being aided in life by anyone else.  They are alone and they know how to suffer alone.   That’s how they’ve dealt with pain for most of their lives.  On an island.  They are self-sufficient and independent to a fault.

They have overdeveloped their giving capacities and underdeveloped the sacred art of receiving.

I wonder.  How is it that the same individual who demonstrates great empathy for another and can so readily discount their own experience that is as equally challenging?

Often it’s because they are busy comparing their unfortunate situations to another’s.  They use the very real tragedy of others to overpower or distract them from feeling their own feelings and experiences, which are equally as real.

MOST often these people resist acknowledging their own heartache because then they would actually have to feel through it, deal with it and find the courage to heal from it.  It’s way more convenient to minimize it to the point that there’s no reason to speak to it.

Healing is a courageous act.  Anyone can stuff it down.  It takes a warrior to Feel.  To Deal.  To Heal.

Maybe in the past they have tried to get a parent, an uncle, a friend, a teacher to listen only to be told they were being too sensitive, over-reacting, being selfish, didn’t know what they were talking about, needed to think more about other people, needed to let it go, or be grateful it wasn’t worse.

If they were told things such as these, I understand why they would not chance becoming vulnerable once again.   This kind of rejection stings to the core.  The body receives is literally the same way it receives a blow to the gut.  It hurts.  Hard.

Yet, staying quiet perpetuates the sting.

We do not become vulnerable to get something.

We do not share our stories to make a difference, although they often do so.

We do not open up to find a solution, even though that is often the result.

We do not let someone in so that they become our friend even though that might happen.

We open up, when we are in pain, when it’s easier to close down because we decide that being honest matters.

We come to a point in life where we recognize that keeping it in hurts us more than it helps and we desire to be free from our own pain and suffering.

We find ourselves ready to Deal.  Ready to Feel.  Ready to Heal.

If you are finding yourself in this space then mark your calendars for the Women’s Empowerment Workshop & Fundraiser on November 4th from 1-230pm at the studio.

We will begin to explore how to prioritize ourselves, know and ask for what we want and begin to set boundaries that keep the good in and the icky out.   You will not be required to share in this workshop but you will begin to learn how you can!

See you there!  You can register at the workshops section of the Leap Website of gather more info at

Sat Nam friends!

Lunar AcroYoga and Thai Massage with Tamara Vodovoz

Workshop at Leap Yoga Studio, Folsom CA

Sunday October 21 – 1:00 – 3:30pm

Investment: Early online registration: $25 / At the door: $30

Human touch is incredibly healing, because it nurtures and calms us. Yet, in our increasingly digital worlds, we touch each other less and less. In this workshop you will receive the stress-reducing benefits of being in touch with your partner as you explore partner yoga, therapeutic AcroYoga and Thai Massage.


This workshop also provides you the opportunity to practice mindful and kind relating following the four agreements of partner yoga: Inclusivity (non-judgement), consent, communication and safety. You will find that these aspects can be translated to your daily human interactions to create a more harmonious community around you.


Thai Yoga Massage is a form of bodywork that incorporates assisted stretching, similar to some yoga postures, rhythmic swaying and applying pressure along energy lines. There are numerous benefits of Thai massage that allow the body to open and surrender to a new rush of energy. Similarly, the giver also benefits from the gentle and easy techniques of movement similar to yin Yoga and the generation of compassion and loving kindness.  Lunar AcroYoga incorporates the principles of Thai Massage to provide the added experience of a weightless massage using gravity to assist in creating traction and extension in the receivers body.

Tamara will lead you, step by step, through simple yet powerful partner yoga, Lunar AcroYoga and Thai massage sequences for beginners. No previous experience required. Please bring a partner with whom you feel comfortable being in close contact, or be open to work with a new friend.

You will leave the workshop feeling the bliss of having had a great yoga practice as well as a great massage.


About the Teacher:

Tamara began practicing Yoga when she was 17 years old in Colombia. Curious to find

creative ways for embodied self expression and joyful connections with others, she found the magical alchemy of AcroYoga and Thai Massage. She became a Level 1 certified AcroYoga International teacher ( in 2012, and level 2 (immersion teacher) in 2016.  Today she enjoys sharing this practice with people from all walks of life. She believes AcroYoga offers a safe space to fulfill our needs for human contact and feel empowered by trusting and lifting each other.

510 301 7277

YOGA FOR LIFE: 4 WEEK PROGRAM with Tristina & Michael

Begin 2019 feeling empowered and whole!

Dive into the new-year with excitement and dedication. Create a positive impact on your overall well-being by building or recommitting to a consistent yoga and meditation practice. Join Tristina and Michael for workshops every Sunday over four consecutive weeks.

Yoga is much broader than just the poses. Each week you will learn the ancient teachings of the Niyamas, the personal observances of yoga. Discover how the Niyamas serve as compasses in your daily living and gain tools to make purposeful choices around thought, attitude, and action in your life.

Take four weeks to commit to building a healthier relationship with yourself, others and the world around you. Be supported by your yoga community and break through the negative patterns of the past to start the year off with balance and intention!

Yoga for Life Includes:

  • 4 Sunday sessions with Tristina & Michael
  • 5 steps to uncover the Niyamas
  • 4 consecutive weeks of consistent yoga & meditation
  • A customized program workbook
  • Emails outlining the teachings of the week


  • $149 to attend the YFL program.
  • New to the Leap Yoga? You can take advantage of their new student special to practice at the studio during this time! (Purchase separately at the studio)
  • Not new to Leap Yoga but want unlimited yoga during the program? Inquire at the studio for membership rates.
  • If you maintain a practice elsewhere, you can still partake in this program at the rate of $149!


Four Sundays: January 27, February 3, 10, 24

Leap Yoga Folsom 1-2:30pm

Heart Wide Open at Leap with Hannah Zackney


Women’s Empowerment Workshop & Fundraiser with Hannah Zackney – Ladies, We Got This…

Date: Sunday Nov 4th

Time: 1-2:30pm

Investment (in you!): $25 pre-register/ $30 door

Calm is the new Cool.  So is Indulgent Nourishment and Radical Self-Acceptance.

Join Hannah to receive instruction on how to create and claim more space in your life for your truest desires.

If you are yearning to live your most vibrant, free, empowered life, this workshop is for you.

In this 90min Intro Workshop to the Heart Wide Open Pocess You Will Learn How To:

  • Ask for what you really want (and get it!)
  • Prioritize Yourself (guilt free)
  • Begin to set boundaries that work (keep the good in and the ick out)Bring your journals, a pen and an Open Heart.  Wear comfy clothes.  This is not an asana practice but you may choose to bring your mat to sit on.  Blankets and blocks will be available at the studio, chairs too.

If you have attended a previous Heart Wide Open Intro Workshop, please note content has been updated and new material will be shared.

*Note that a percentage of the proceeds will go to Powerhouse Ministries (helping women and children in need) **No refunds day of event.  

Thank you for understanding.

Live to 100 and Beyond with Ezio Garritano

Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle: Usher in a new season by learning the life-changing tools of ancient and modern wisdom practices

Date: Sunday September 23rd

Time: 1-3pm

Investment: $20/advance registration $25/door

There are some very simple, practical tools we can quickly learn and incorporate into our lives that will not only improve our quality of life, but also add to the number of quality years we can experience in our lifetime!

We will take our lead from some of the largest concentration of centenarians known worldwide as researched through the Blue Zones project, and add to that the time-tested ancient wisdom of yoga, along with the insight of some modern day gurus.

Expect to walk away with the tools needed to begin this journey for yourself, as this will prove to be an informative, interesting and practical time together!

Movement & Music Ritualwith James Kapicka & Nathan Foli

Friday, Oct 5th 6:30-8:30pm at LEAP Yoga 

Join James and Nathan on a journey of embodiment and sound as you are guided through deep places in your being and realigned on a cellular level through the healing vibration of music. Come move through a drum infused flow to yummy yin shapes with live beats to serenade your sweat and surrender.

Investment: $25 advance/$30 day of

Weekend with Wah!


Saturday September 29th 6:30-8PM

Wah! plays harmonium, shares mantra, stories and meditation

Sound & Meditation with Wah! 

Sunday September 30th 1-3:30pm

Are you meditating or just sitting there? Learn how to recognize different brainwave states, use sound as a tool for meditation, soothe your nervous system, and release feel-good hormones.

Wah! uses tonight, meditation, dialogue and discussion to expand concepts from the book Healing: A Vibrational Exchange. The energetic components of vibrational healing (breath, light, sound, brainwaves, electro-magnetic field, imagery, meditation) are used to improve meditation, self-healing and communication.